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Huge Crater Discovered in Greenland

An international team lead by researchers from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen have discovered a...

10 Biggest Impact Craters on Earth

Vredefort Crater Asteroid impact date: Estimated 2 billion years ago Location: Free State, South Africa Specs: Also known as the Vredefort Dome, the Vredefort crater has an...

Dino-killing crater shows clues about Ice Age sea level

The massive underwater crater left by the asteroid that exterminated the dinosaurs has provided new evidence that sea levels were much lower during the...

Playing With Lava

These fiery images offer a glimpse inside the 'Gateway To Hell' - the world’s oldest continuously active lava lake. Travel photographer Joel Santos, 38,...

Transformations to granular zircon revealed: Meteor Crater, Arizona

Having been reported in lunar samples returned by Apollo astronauts, meteorites, impact glass, and at a number of meteorite craters on Earth, granular zircon...

Cataclysm at Meteor Crater: Crystal sheds light on Earth, moon, Mars

In molten sandstone extracted by prospectors a century ago, an international team of scientists has discovered microscopic crystals telling of unimaginable pressures and temperatures...

Comet craters — literal melting pots for life on Earth

Geochemists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Natural Sciences may have found a solution to a long-debated problem as to where - and how...

Globally unique double crater identified in Sweden

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have found traces of two enormous meteorite impacts in the Swedish county of Jämtland, a twin strike that...

Double impact crater in Canada formed in two separate impacts

An asteroid smashing into a planet can dramatically alter the planet's habitability by setting back evolution or even encouraging biodiversity. In order to understand how...

Clues to one of Earth’s oldest craters revealed

The Sudbury Basin located in Ontario, Canada is one of the largest known impact craters on Earth, as well as one of the oldest...

66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in...

Few, if any, big impact craters remain to be discovered on...

It is likely that most of the large impact craters on Earth have already been discovered and that others have been erased, according to...

Where have all the craters gone?

Impact craters reveal one of the most spectacular geologic process known to man. During the past 3.5 billion years, it is estimated that more...

Ancient crater points to massive meteorite strike

The discovery of an ancient ring-like structure in southern Alberta suggests the area was struck by a meteorite large enough to leave an eight-kilometre-wide...

Crater discovery’s impact echoes still today

Desmond Moser never gives up. Twenty years ago, the now Western Earth Sciences professor first visited the heart of South Africa's Vredefort impact crater,...

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